Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be out until at least early July, according to multiple sources.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli took ground balls at first base before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox, one day after dislocating the ring finger on his left hand on a headfirst slide into second base.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said Tuesday he was given a cortisone shot to stem the inflammation in his left wrist, in an area close to where he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb a year ago.
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the starting lineup for Monday night's Game 5 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, marking the second straight game he'll be sidelined with lower back tightness.
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a compression fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot, but manager John Farrell insisted Sunday that the team's leadoff hitter likely will return to playing before the end of the regular season.